Edwardsville, IL
REAL ESTATE & DEMOGRAPHIC DATA



Map Loading GIF Please wait, loading your map...

Highest
Lowest




Edwardsville profile


Living in Edwardsville


Edwardsville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 25,071 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Edwardsville is the 97th largest community in Illinois.

Edwardsville is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edwardsville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edwardsville who work in sales jobs (13.66%), office and administrative support (10.76%), and management occupations (10.40%).

Also of interest is that Edwardsville has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Edwardsville is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Edwardsville culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Edwardsville really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Edwardsville every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Edwardsville. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Edwardsville benefits directly from this.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Edwardsville is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Edwardsville, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The education level of Edwardsville ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Edwardsville, 49.61% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Edwardsville in 2010 was $32,733, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,932 for a family of four. However, Edwardsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Edwardsville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Edwardsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Edwardsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Edwardsville include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Edwardsville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.